This is one of my favorite pictures because he does this all the time. He'll find a book, pick it up, face me, and hold it up in the air with a very earnest look on his face. It's as if he's saying, "Won't you read this to me, PLEASE?"
That, or, "Sandra Boynton? Seriously? If you read me one more Sandra Boynton book, I'm going to stab you in the face with a soldering iron."